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Healthcare orgs prep for increased audits

InformationWeek, June 17, 2014
As office manager of the Fertility Institute of Virginia, Pattie Carson needed to ensure the practice was compliant with laws related to mobile usage, emails, and security. But keeping up with changing laws while running the busy reproductive endocrinology practice was impractical, if not impossible. Since Medicare and Medicaid don't cover fertility, the institute opted to continue using paper charts, but it must abide by HIPAA and other privacy and security regulations, Carson tells InformationWeek. She determined that the most affordable and cost-effective solution was to use a third party to conduct risk assessments and provide ongoing compliant services.